The most legendary motorcycle tour has to be riding a Royal Enfield to the top of the world in the Himalayas. So that’s exactly what we plan to do next year!
Tours with Indian-based Legendary Moto Rides run in 2019 from 1-12 June, 24 August to 4 September, and 5-16 September.
The tour costs from $US2500 for a rider and $US4200 for a rider and pillion. If you want to tag along in the support vehicle, it’s only $US1900. The supplement to score a bit of privacy in a single room is $US395.
Costs include just about everything except your flights to the starting point in Leh, India. It even includes a farewell dinner with “unlimited beer”. Now that’s value the way some of us Aussies drink!
It wouldn’t be a legendary ride in the Himalayas without riding an Indian-made Royal Enfield Classic 500.
These bikes are hardy and trustworthy machines that deliver a slow, thumping pulse that sings along in harmony with the spectacular mountain scenery.
Riders will take these bikes on the world’s highest motorable road, Khardungla Pass, which is at a height of 5602m (18380ft) above sea level.
Apart from breathtaking heights and scenery, riders will also see ancient monasteries, temples, deserts, snow, waterfalls and colourful local villages.
Along the way they will stay in hotels or “glamping” tents.
11 nights hotel/camp accommodation on twin/double sharing basis;
Breakfast and dinner, except breakfast only in Delhi;
All ground transfers from arrival to departure;
Air-conditioned vehicle on non-riding days;
Royal Enfield 500cc motorcycle;
English-speaking road captain and staff;
Royal Enfield mechanic plus all spare parts;
First-aid medical kit;
Refreshments during rides;
Luggage support vehicle;
One-time monument, monastery and temple entrance fees;
English-speaking guide on sightseeing days;
Permits for restricted areas and wildlife parks;
All required video and camera fees;
Farewell dinner with unlimited beer; and
All currently applicable taxes.
Exclusions:International and domestic flights to and from Leh, lunch, personal medical insurance (compulsory), bike damage, extra drinks, visa fees and items of personal nature such as tips, laundry, liquor and anything not mentioned in included section above.